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Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Erin Price

 

(source: @thewickedenchantment)

When it comes to sponsorships Angelus is always looking for the latest customizers doing the best new work. Whatever they're customizing it's important for artists to have their own style. Erin Price of @thewickedenchantment certainly brings a clear point of view with her Disney inspired designs. She started customizing back in 2017 and is one of the latest customizers to become an Angelus Direct Sponsored Artist. Check out some of her latest work.

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The same way Disneyland brings some magic into all our lives, Erin likes to bring some magic to everyday life with her Disney themed customs. These Slip-On Vans get the Disneyland treatment with a blue and yellow castle on one shoe and pink, purpleblue and yellow Mickey Mouse shaped balloons on the other. A gradient background in pink and purple with those Disneyland fireworks help unify these designs.

(source: @thewickedenchantment)

For some simpler customs check out these Donald Duck themed Air Force 1s in yellowblue and orange. With those classic Mickey Mouse shaped balloons floating over the turquoise swoosh, Erin leaves the rest of the shoe in white for a fresh pair of customs ready for your next Disneyland trip. 

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With so many iconic Disney characters Erin certainly has a lot of inspiration to choose from and no one could forget Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast. With Lumiere in white and yellow, he's set off perfectly by a stained glass background inspired by the movie in purplepink and blue.

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: January 2022

From Air Force 1s with drip to Vans that are out for blood, January saw Angelus Direct Sponsored Artists creating one of a kind customs, perfect for the New Year. Check out the latest designs, techniques and Angelus Direct products you'll need to create your own customs.

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Air Force 1s dripping with gold? These Nikes have it with a liquid gold swoosh so realistic it looks like it's ready to drip right off the shoe. This pair by Sponsored Artist @justwincustoms uses a combination of yellows to create this molten effect, and leaves the rest of the show bare to help the swoosh stand out.

 

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The night sky inspired these out of this world moon customs by Sponsored Artist @sneakerqueenscustoms. The inspiration came from a series of moon images done by the photographer who these customs were created for, complete with a crescent moon, stars and branches above. A combination of dark blues and deep greens give these customs that clear, night sky look.

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Speaking of things you only see at night, Sponsored Artist @lucha_loafers took a pair of Slip-On Vans and turned them into a colorful portrait of everyone's favorite funny, vampires with these "What We Do In The Shadows" customs. Green and blue highlights give these fanged fiends a spooky touch.

To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Sean, the Shoe Whisperer

Every customizer should have a motto to work by and for Sean, the Shoe Whisperer it's everything deserves a little color. You can certainly see that in his work, with customs that feature bold designs and clever color combinations. Check out the latest work by this Angelus Direct sponsored artist below.

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Bold colors are what define these Air Max Rocko's Modern Life. From the more muted yellow to the purple and blue combination, the mix of colors and patterns give these customs that 90's take on retro design that the cartoon was known for.

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Rocko isn't the only animated inspiration Sean has had, check out this pair of Mario Air Force 1's. With classic Mario red and fresh white accents this bold custom does Super Mario proud.

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For Sean his creativity doesn't end with customs, take these Jordan 1's featuring a design inspired by an original story written by Sean. The story, titled  KILO47, features the character Takeda Yamasaki. To give this pair dimension, he added tubes and other details to make it look like the shoes were "pumping ooze", which you can see echoed in the light green lining.
To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations. 

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Swell Guy Customs

Not only is Bryan Phillips, also known as Swell Guy Customs, a sponsored Angelus Direct artist, but you might recognize him from the Angelus Brand YouTube channel where you can find his informative how-tos. He has made tutorials on everything from creating your own custom colors to how to customize your favorite pair of crocs. When it comes to his own customs his work ranges from sneakers inspired by his favorite films to denim celebrating Women's History.

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These Charizard and Ho-Oh Vans Sk8-Hi pay homage to a clients favorite Pokémon. The fire dragon and rainbow phoenix inspired color palette includes vibrant oranges and red along with contrasting blues. Bryan used Angelus Pearlescent paint in the background as a nod to the holographic quality of Pokémon cards.

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A fan favorite are these Black Panther Air Jordan 6 that feature the Wakandan tribal print that Ruth E .Carter created for the film in Angelus Pearlescent Prince Purple Paint. The Pearlescent Prince Purple helps give the design dimension and radiance. This pair is also a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman with elements inspired by his costume in the film, including Wakanda Forever on the back of the midsole. 

(source: @swellguycustoms)

For Women's History Month Bryan took his talents to some denim. This jacket spotlights important women who have fought for everything from labor to disability rights. The design uses individual colors for each subject to help each one stand out in vibrant bluesreds or yellows.

Don't forget to add some Angelus 2-Soft Fabric Medium to your paint when working on your own denim creations. 

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations. 

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: June 2021

Now that we've officially made it to summer we're seeing custom sneakers that aren't afraid of bold colorways. From earth tones to neon pink, there are some unexpected pairings as well as some classic looks. Check out the latest from our Angelus Direct sponsored artists this June.

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@mache275 takes the original earth tones of the Air Fear Of God 1 'Oatmeal' and adds some more muted greens and pinks. A rich terracotta color finishes off the uppers and compliments the earth toned soles. Create your own version of this colorway by combining softer colors with richer earth tones.

(source: @tragik1993)

@tragik1993 takes Nike and neon to the next level. From the hovering swoosh to a bright pink, green and yellow colorway, everything about these Air Max 90s looks fresh. While the color combination is great, it's the white accents that really help the bold colors come together.

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

@astrotorfcustoms brings us his version of the OFF-WHITE and Nike collaboration. Just as Virgil Abloh puts his own spin on a Nike classic, @astrotorfcustoms took the OFF-WHITE "AIR" look and created a red, black, white and beige colorway to create a new look.

To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.